Lime, sky blue, dark blue, and purple all from OPI's Shrek Forever After Collection 2010. White, navy, red, and pink from CM Nail Art's kit. Studs and clear buttons from a Nailene nail art sticker set.
Here's where I went wrong:
- Using white by the cuticle--it didn't define the start of the nail
- Using light colors (white, pink, sky blue) on a light base color
- While I love the metal studs, the sticker base on the studs and buttons was far too large and it warped the polish because it was still mildly fresh. I do wish that Nailene sold just a set of the metal studs, because the amount that came in the pack was not nearly enough!
- Sloppy application--I was quickly in over my head because I didn't practice beforehand with the nail art brushes, and it shows.
So, because I couldn't stand it for even a day, I removed this mess and started over:
Good old Konad m57! OPI's Who the Shrek Are You? with white Konad Special Polish as the stripes. It has a total Lilly Pulitzer vibe, and this is one of my most complimented manicures. Konad saves the day once again!